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When: Sat., Oct. 21, 12-10 p.m. 2017
Price: Free
[BLA/ALT] is not a second, it’s not better than, it’s also not another option. Black Alternative [BLA/ALT] is another inclusion for the black identity. ​ This project, initiated by LeAnna Eden and Umbrella Mindz Studio, will support the building of Charlotte’s already rich music scene by providing a platform for both local and national black alternative musicians to share their art and talent. Although Black music, in general, is alternative, out of the 100-plus alternative, punk and indie festivals that are slated between now and the end of the year throughout the United States, less than a handful of them are focused on black musicians as the headliners of their festivals. Even fewer are providing a showcase that highlights and celebrates black alternative musicians and bands specifically. However, the legacy of black alternative music began as early as… Sister Rosetta Tharpe, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Death, Michael Jackson. And more contemporary greats like... Tracy Chapman, Black Joe Lewis, Alabama Shakes. Let’s honor those who laid the foundation, by celebrating those who are still continuing to pave the way right here in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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